Slipping under my radar – and with thanks to Le Site de la Sneaker for making me aware – the Fitness Heritage pack features full OG retros of the Freestyle and Workout Plus – 2 of Reebok Classics’ ‘Franchise 5‘ (the other 3 being Classic Leather, Ex-O-Fit, and NPC).
Le Site de la Sneaker broke the news, and included a little interview (translated to French) with Retrobok about some of the shoes’ history. The Fitness Heritage pack is available now from European stores (no sighting in the US, Asia or Australia as yet I’m afraid).
Hit the jump for more images and store links. With thanks to Romain at Le Site de la Sneaker. —BokOne Read the rest of this entry
I feel I should apologise on behalf of Retrobok for not covering Womens’ Reeboks more regularly — so it’s interesting to see a very unique upper applied to the 1983 Freestyle Hi (the sneaker that really popularised Womens’ fitness footwear ~ the Freestyle [low] please note was released in 1982).
Reebok Classics are re-launching the OG Mens’ Classic and Womens’ Freestyle shoes on May 16th, which is great to see – although I’m not entirely sure they actually went out of stock.
Certainly looking crisp in extra-clean white, remember this OG pack’ differs from Vintage treatments of the same shoes (which feature yellowing, glue marks, visible stitching behind the starcrest on the tongue label, etc…).
Lifestyle pictures, info and official Reebok words after the jump. —BokOne Read the rest of this entry
Delicious looking set of Freestyle Hi’s over at the Spanish SivasDesCalzo site, evoking plenty of 80’s optimism and fun. Freestyles deserve plenty of love and respect here on Retrobok, as much as any Mans’ Runner – especially as they were at the heart of Reeboks fortunes in the early 80’s. Currently €79 alongside the Vintage Pack versions at SivasDesCalzo. ~BokOne